Non-Gym Bags Are the New Gym Bag

Apr 11 2014 - 6:00am

Every week, we bring you the best shoppable fashion and lifestyle stories from our partner Lifestyle Mirror [1]. Today, we're sharing Taylor Davies's picks for some of the most stylish bags that can also work as gym bags [2].

For those of us who took the Winter off to, ahem, hibernate, Spring brings with it a renewed dedication to fitness. Extracurricular activities, especially the ones that make us sweat, mean carrying even more stuff with us throughout the day. To seamlessly get through breakfast meetings, devoted desk time, a workout [3] class at your favorite boutique gym [4], and all the commuting in between — a lady needs the right bag. Weekend bags [5] are too big, your work bag [6] is too small, and there's the challenge of still looking stylish. What you need is a roomy, durable, and chic bag to transport all your gear [7] and fitness essentials on the daily.

Let's get one thing straight right now, shall we? Your gym bag — especially one that's good-looking enough for your boss to see — doesn't have to be an actual gym bag. There are two rules double-duty carryalls need to follow in our book: they should be easy to carry (either messenger-style or over your shoulder), and they should easily close to completion. Zip-top tote bags, duffles, and even backpacks are great for this. Luggage brands like Longchamp [8] and Tumi [9] make nylon bags that also do the trick.

Source: Getty / Marc Piasecki [10]

Longchamp "Large Le Pliage" Tote [11] ($145)

Under Armour "Perfect Flow" Tote [12] ($115)

Juicy Couture Logo Bucket Bag [13] ($85, originally $118)

L.L.Bean Hunter's Tote Bag, Zip-Top [14] ($29)

Herschel Supply Co. Market XL Tote [15] ($60)

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